Skip to comments.Supreme Court sides with timber industry in logging road runoff dispute
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:56:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with timber interests in a dispute over the regulation of runoff from logging roads in western forests.
In a 7-1 vote, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that held that muddy water running off roads used in industrial logging is the same as any other industrial pollution, requiring a Clean Water Act permit from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Ping to a win for the timber industry.
Excellent...A real blow to enviro-nazis. Nothing but plain common sense.
Muddy water is industrial pollution???...Asshats for the environment please get a grip!
Now...about the dumb owl....It doesn’t need millions of acres of woodlands to survive....It needs to scr** its brains out. Viagara for birds??
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Obama and Agenda 21
good! - we cannot murder another industry
Antonin Scalia dissented, saying that the court gives EPA and other agencies the authority to say what their rules mean “for no good reason.”
Smokey the bear gives a hat tip.
More dead fish.
I hate environmental idiots as much as the next Freeper.
But runoff from loggers has (in my estimation) killed more fish than all the nets and hooks ever used.
You see, the silt from the runoff clogs the loose gravel spawning beds. The eggs suffocate.
I don’t mind that loggers log. It’s their land, and their tree. I don’t mind if they cut down every single tree they own.
But the moment their effluent comes into MY (read: OUR) river, they may not send their crap downstream.
The equivalent is if your neighbor’s septic system was directly routed to the property line, and spilled over onto your property. You’d rightly be pissed. He’s welcome to his effluent, and keep it controlled and managed on his property. But the moment his crap comes onto your lawn, it’s actionable.
Same with loggers. If they can control their dirt, I don’t care how many trees they take down. Just keep your damned dirt out of the salmon spawning beds. The loggers have killed so many millions already, they should have to do what we do in our yards: Keep your crap to yourself.
(In pure conservative economic terms, the issues are “free rider,” and “externality.” It is not a free market principle to allow free riders to externalize their costs onto others.)
That’s a head slapper for me.
Uncle Miltie, the runoff from logging is NOTHING compared to the run off of outlawed chemicals and skinning the land that takes place on millions of acres of OUR public lands by armed illegal alien drug cartels growing dope.
This is a win for everyone (except the EnviroNazis, of course).
You have a point. I am a fisherman also. Proper drainage along the road to a holding pit should be required not total banning of logging like the numbnuts on the left want...
Agreed. Glad to hear States can take care correctly.
Now we need to de-list the “Northern” Spotted Owl, a fictional construct manufactured by environazis because the “California” Spotted Owl (the same critter, just to the South) is doing just fine.
Some states may be well equipped, but a vast majority of logging takes place on National Forests, making it a federal, not state, issue.
I know that. I open-carried in the woods of Oregon because you’re more likely to run into a Mexican grow operation than you are a bear or cougar.